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April 22, 2016 at 9:18 AM

Home detention for woman who killed partner:

A woman who fatally stabbed her partner at their Porirua home while he was on electronic bail for assaulting her has been sentenced to 12 months' home detention.

Amanda Taitapanui, 29, had originally pleaded not guilty to murdering Mura Dean Tagatauli in March last year, but later admitted the lesser charge of manslaughter.



Devastating effects of revenge porn highlighted:

A young woman has spoken about how a former lover threatened to show her family, new boyfriend and university compromising photos of her unless she had sex with him.

The case is one of several prosecuted under new cyber-bullying legislation, which, just months old, has already protected several women from the devastating effects of revenge porn.



Agency information sharing not a risk - English:

 A data-sharing scheme to help government agencies and social groups protect people would not risk privacy or security, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Mr English outlined the plan to increase data sharing between agencies and NGOs at Parliament today at the third in a series of data hui.

He said increasing access to data would not be at the expense of security or risk people's privacy.



Reported domestic violence in Fiji 'the tip of the iceberg':

In Fiji, the number of reported domestic violence cases has increased.

Police say in the first quarter of this year, it registered 951 which is 13 percent more than in the same period last year.

As Julie Cleaver reports a Fijian women's group believes the reported abuse is only 'the tip of the iceberg'.



Teenage Lower Hutt stabbing victim dies of her injuries:

A 17-year-old girl stabbed in Lower Hutt on Sunday afternoon has died of her injuries in Wellington Hospital.

Police have now upgraded their inquiries to a homicide investigation after the young woman suffered three stab wounds - one to her torso, two to her neck - in Sladden St, Naenae.



Update on Police piloting video statements for family violence victims:

New Zealand Police in Palmerston North have been piloting recording family violence victims' statements on video using mobile phones. Victims can make statements in their homes rather than being taken to a Police station for a written statement.



Victoria allocates $572m to fund family violence inquiry recommendations:

The Victorian government has allocated more than half a billion dollars towards funding the extensive list of 227 recommendations from the royal commission into family violence, the premier, Daniel Andrews, announced on Wednesday.



CYF 'racist' says Tariana Turia:

Child Youth and Family (CYF) is a racist institution and iwi should be given the right to care for children in state care, former Māori Party leader Tariana Turia says.

Māori comprise 60 percent of children in CYF care and the findings of a review last week showed mass failures in the organisation, leading Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley to say the system was broken.



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